The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 113 102 91
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 15 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 0.61% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.77% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 18
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,050
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.95%
System Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1519 1432 1327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.46% 79.73% 77.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1254 1109
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 40 (78.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 27 (52.94%) ISEB
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (47.06%) Scrum
4 24 (47.06%) UML
4 24 (47.06%) Kanban
5 14 (27.45%) Integration Testing
5 14 (27.45%) QA
6 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
7 12 (23.53%) Finance
8 11 (21.57%) SQL
9 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
10 6 (11.76%) Windows
11 5 (9.80%) CRM
11 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
12 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
12 4 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
12 4 (7.84%) Scribe Insight
12 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
12 4 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
13 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
13 3 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (5.88%) HTML
13 3 (5.88%) CCTV
13 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
13 3 (5.88%) Selenium
13 3 (5.88%) Web Testing
14 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Scribe Insight
1 4 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.96%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.96%) Magento
3 1 (1.96%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (1.96%) NUnit
2 1 (1.96%) Mocha
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (78.43%) Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Business Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Agile Business Analyst
3 16 (31.37%) Test Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.84%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.84%) CRM Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Financials Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Financials Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Functional Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) CCTV
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (47.06%) Scrum
4 24 (47.06%) UML
4 24 (47.06%) Kanban
5 14 (27.45%) Integration Testing
6 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.80%) CRM
7 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Web Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.92%) Project Management
11 1 (1.96%) Change Management
11 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
11 1 (1.96%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VB
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (52.94%) ISEB
2 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CIMA
4 1 (1.96%) ACCA
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (27.45%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) ATG
3 1 (1.96%) SAP